We found 21 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1449 near Spring Hill, FL.

Dr. Ellen Verena Jorgensen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. E. Jorgensen is a pediatric endocrinology specialist in Tampa, FL and Sarasota, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Jorgensen include diabetes, growth problems, and thyroid problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include All Children's Hospital and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Jorgensen completed her residency training at Duke University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Growth Problems

Dr. Dorothy I Shulman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dorothy Shulman is a pediatric endocrinology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shulman include thyroid problems, pituitary disorders, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Shulman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Shulman welcomes new patients. She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Thyroid Problems, Adrenal Disorders, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Pituitary Disorders

Dr. Henry Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
12901 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard; Mdc 62
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Henry Rodriguez is a specialist in pediatric endocrinology. In his practice, Dr. Rodriguez focuses on type 2 diabetes and type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Paul Edward Dimarco, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Paul Dimarco works as an adult endocrinologist. Dr. Dimarco has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH) and Morton Plant Hospital. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Dimarco is 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes

Dr. Anthony Douglas Morrison, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Morrison's specialty is adult endocrinology. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Morrison is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Morrison attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Morrison has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Metabolism

Dr. Crystal Ann Jacovino, DO
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Crystal Jacovino's specialties are adult endocrinology and general internal medicine. Dr. Jacovino's education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Memphis VA Medical Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Jacovino is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Sureka Bollepalli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Usf Diabetes Center, Mdc 62
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sureka Bollepalli sees patients in Tampa, FL. Her medical specialty is pediatric endocrinology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bollepalli obtained her medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Bollepalli is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes

Dr. Valerie Eugenia Whiteman, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Valerie Whiteman's area of specialization is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology). After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) and prenatal diagnosis. Dr. Whiteman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Member, American Telemedicine Society; Diplomate ABOG and Maternal Fetal Medicine, ABOG; and Diplomate American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, ABOG. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Whiteman's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

All Interests: Diabetes during Pregnancy, Prenatal Diagnosis

Dr. Gustavo Serrano, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5101 N N Aremenia Avenue; Suite A, Office of Gustavo Serrano Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gustavo Serrano practices adult nephrology in Tampa, FL. Dr. Serrano's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and dialysis. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Serrano honors. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University District Hospital, Puerto Rico. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Serrano's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Dialysis

Dr. Diane Marie Straub, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard; Mdc 15
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Diane Straub practices adolescent medicine. Dr. Straub's clinical interests include bulimia, scoliosis, and thyroid problems. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Straub takes. Dr. Straub's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes

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Dr. Brian Daniel Knox, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Brian Knox's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. These areas are among his clinical interests: bulimia, diabetes, and obesity. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Knox graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Knox trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency. He has received the distinction of Research Scholars Program, Academic Pediatric Association. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Knox is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Tomas Figueroa Nieves, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
12500 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite E
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tomas Figueroa-Nieves is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. He speaks Spanish. In Dr. Figueroa-Nieves's practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Figueroa-Nieves attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Figueroa-Nieves is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol

Dr. Denise Kalil Edwards, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Denise Edwards is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in adolescent medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: bulimia, diabetes, and obesity. Dr. Edwards honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Kanchan Parasher, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12500 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite A
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kanchan Parasher practices family medicine in Tampa, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Parasher is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Parasher's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, minor surgery, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital North, and Florida Medical Clinic. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Parasher studied medicine at Government Medical College, Amritsar. Dr. Parasher (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Hypertension, Minor Surgery, Diabetes, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Jayesh Shanalal Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1426 Busch Boulevard; Suite 105, Office of Jayesh Shah Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jayesh Shah is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. He studied medicine at B.J. Medical College. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, geriatric health, and kidney problems. Dr. Shah takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Geriatric Health

Dr. Lisa Ann Scudder, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10004 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 101
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lisa Scudder works as a family medicine practitioner. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: minor surgery, wellness visit, and women's health issues. Dr. Scudder is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Scudder studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus, or simply 'diabetes,' is a disease where levels of sugar in the blood become dangerously high. When food is eaten, the body converts it into a form of sugar called glucose that can be used by cells in the body for energy. An organ called the pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin that acts like a key, ‘unlocking’ cell walls so that glucose can be absorbed and used. When something in this process goes wrong, and glucose builds up to dangerous levels, diabetes happens.

There are a couple of different types of diabetes, depending on what is causing glucose levels to rise.

Type 1 diabetes happens when the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Usually diagnosed in childhood, this type used to be called juvenile diabetes. It affects about 5% of all diabetics. We don’t know what causes the pancreas to shut down, but it is thought that a virus might trigger an immune reaction, where the body attacks and destroys the pancreas by mistake. People who have relatives with type 1 diabetes are more likely to have it themselves.

Type 2 diabetes happens when the cell walls do not recognize the insulin produced very well, called insulin resistance. The pancreas can still produce insulin, but it is not effective at lowering blood sugar levels. This type of diabetes is strongly linked to being overweight. However, not everyone who is overweight will get type 2 diabetes, and not everyone who has type 2 diabetes is overweight. Other risk factors include age, race, and a family history of diabetes.

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that happens in the last half of pregnancy. Women with gestational diabetes generally do not have diabetes before or after they are pregnant. The placenta produces hormones that block the action of insulin in the mother’s body. For about 18% of women, their pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to keep up with the increased demands and they become diabetic while pregnant. High blood sugar levels can be dangerous to the developing fetus, causing complications such as high birth weight, low blood sugar and jaundice, so it is important to treat gestational diabetes even if it only lasts a few weeks.

Many people currently living with diabetes do not know it yet, since mild diabetes has few or no symptoms. As blood sugar levels rise over time, symptoms begin to appear. Some include:
  • thirst
  • fatigue
  • frequent urination
  • unexplained weight loss
  • blurred vision
A simple blood test in the doctor’s office can diagnose diabetes.

Treatment depends on the type and severity of diabetes. Most people with type 1 diabetes rely on insulin injections to survive. Some people with type 2 or gestational diabetes also take insulin, or they may take oral medications or control their blood sugar with diet and exercise. It’s important for all diabetics to monitor their blood sugar daily so they can stay healthy.

If diabetes is not treated well, it can be dangerous, damaging the eyes, nerves, and kidneys, and leading to heart disease and the loss of limbs. However, if it is well managed, diabetes does not have to limit your life. Keeping diabetes under good control is the best way to enjoy a long and healthy life.